Volume 1, Plate 6

Maryland Yellow-Throat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Red bird and female
Indigo Bird

Maryland Yellow-throat

"It is by no means shy; but seems deliberate and unsuspicious, as if the places it frequented, or its own diminutiveness, were its sufficient security....It seldom approaches the farmhouse or city, but lives in obscurity and peace, amidst its favourite thickets."

Yellow-breasted Chat

"Once aware that you have seen him, he is less solicitous to conceal himself; and will sometimes mount up into the air, almost perpendicularly, to the height of thirty or forty feet, with his legs hanging; descending as he rose, by repeated jerks, as if highly irritated, or, as is vulgarly said, dancing mad.'"